Book a Day I read because of my reading club – August 2018
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides was one of the first big books I had to read for the book club. This was back at the start of 2015. Here is my original review for the book:
It was my first book by this author and I was not familiar with all the awards and honors this book received. In fact in choosing books to read I never really much thought about books that won awards like Pulitzer or Nobel prize.
I remember feeling very satisfied and good about myself after reading this book. It felt complete from start to finish. The theme was more than intriguing and now that I think on it our group discussion would be probably a bit more heated today. I rarely ever go back and read books again but somewhere in the future I think reading this book again could have potential benefits with the course the public opinion in the world is heading.
This book is an excellent reminder on why I joined the book club in the first place – To discover new books and friends I can talk about books with. After thinking on all the books I had to read for the book club this one comes somewhere in top three for sure!
This August I have decided to explore the books I have read due to a book club assignment. Most of these books I have started reading ONLY because of the book club. While some of the 31 books I’ve chosen to talk a bit more on during August I found intriguing even before they came up as a required reading for the group most of them are not something I would just pick up and read on my own.
One of the first few meetings I was on back in 2015.
Some books we read together were really not my kind of reading material. Some of the books surprised me in a good way. Book club gave me a reason to finish some of the books I think I would not otherwise.
I discovered books and authors that made my reading resume much more mature. Book club reading gave me an opportunity to read outside of my comfort zone. I was not a fan of every book we read and some were particularly hard to read for me.
And I was especially glad to contribute to the growing library of books our little book club read with my own choices. In my posts this August I will look back on some of the books I would not be reading without a little push from the book club. Every day one book and my shorts comments on how I remember the reading experience.
Not every book I will post about inspired me to write a review and it will be an interesting experience for me to see how I feel about it all after a longer period of time has passed.